Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center

900 E 7th Street, Bloomington, IN
Max Capacity: 1,775 people
When it comes to special events, meetings, or conferences, the numbers say it all. The Union’s Biddle Hotel and Conference Center has nearly 100 years of special event experience, about 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and hosts more than 15,000 functions every year. Consider the union for your next special event: reunions, banquets, informal gatherings, and more. Our staff will be happy to work with you. In addition to wedding receptions, we also specialize in bridal luncheons and showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. We offer a variety of meeting spaces to suit every need, not to mention an experienced meetings and group services staff to help you along the way. From Alumni Hall, with its 5,000 square feet, paneled walls, hardwood floors, and raised stage, to the intimate KP Williams room with its seating for 10 at an antique dining room table, you will have more than 20 options from which to choose. We even offer a Commemorative Garden, a piazza-style space featuring limestone walls bordering a beautiful garden filled with annuals, perennials, and mature trees. All of our settings feature state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment services as well.

A Perfect Day! Bari and her team are excellent, An Eventective User from Indianapolis, Indiana

Our wedding reception was held at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, IN. It is located right at the heart of the Indiana University campus which is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL in the Fall. Bari Kuhlman and her team helped to set up the event and the catering which was a huge load off our shoulders. Keeping it short and sweet; the food was incredible and the selection we were able to choose from was flexible and extensive! They had a little something for everyone, even if you have a food allergy. The set up was magical! They made one of the venue rooms available in the Union (I forget the name but they have a lot of rooms to choose from) look stunning with decorations and lighting. Call and ask for pictures!

Beautiful Summer Wedding, AndreiM from Orangeburg, New York

I was married at the IMU in June of this year, and had my reception there as well. I highly recommend this venue. The director of events, Bari Kuhlman, was very helpful throughout the entire process, and during our communications and meetings she anticipated the many questions that we had and quite a few that we hadn't even thought of. Our ceremony was held outdoors, right outside the venue, and the IMU provided the sound system. The IMU itself handles all the dining tables and catering, but they work very well with all the other businesses dealing with other parts of the wedding (chair rentals, florists, musicians/DJs, cake, etc.). They can also provide many helpful recommendations as they are very knowledgeable about the local wedding industry. They are pretty flexible on those matters. The IMU has three different rooms available for receptions, think of them as small (up to several dozen people), medium (100 to 150), and large (over 150), so they can find you the most appropriate event space for different reception sizes. Perhaps one thing that might be off-putting about this venue is its location within Indiana University's student center. Although the reception areas are private and closed off, the halls and surrounding areas will generally have many other people walking around, especially during the school year. There are also various book stores and eateries that might detract from the ambiance. However, if you have any connection to IU, there is a great deal of sentimental value in having your wedding on campus. Finally, another big plus for my wife and me, both of whom had many family members and friends coming in from out of town, was the IMU hotel. We reserved a block of rooms for our wedding party and a number of guests, and it is simply very convenient to have the wedding and lodging in the same place.

Venue Style
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1775
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 20
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 55,000
  • Year Renovated: 1995
Serving the Bloomington, IN Area
Capacity: 120
Contact Hotel Indigo Sales and book your your rooms today! We offer discounted group blocks, shuttle service and discounted meeting room rental for bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. Complimentary upgrade to Presidential Suite for the bride and groom. The Hotel Indigo Columbus Architectural Center is a sophisticated, full-service hotel in downtown Columbus; It is designed to create a sense of peace and serenity for all guests. It provides free high-speed, wireless Internet access, a heated, indoor pool and well-appointed rooms with modern decor, making it a true oasis for the business traveler. While lodging at our pet friendly hotel in Columbus, IN, you will be greeted by Miles, the lobby's welcoming pup. Grab a cup of coffee, pull out your laptop or enjoy drinks over lunch or dinner in our restaurant, The Gallery Bar and Bistro. Pamper yourself and inspire your passions at our Hotel.
Serving the Bloomington, IN Area
Capacity: 250  
$250-$2,500 /event
Our elegant and gracious historic home is now a private events venue in downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Whether it is a family reunion, a 40th birthday party or a corporate meeting, Topo’s 403 will provide you with all the tips and tricks including recommendations for the best vendors, facilitation of contract negotiations, event design concept services, day of event execution and creative ideas to relieve the stress in planning your event so you can enjoy your special occasion. Host your next event in the most unique and beautiful space in town!
Serving the Bloomington, IN Area
Capacity: 90
$50-$400 /event
$50 /hour
Cascades Inn is a family-friendly retro motel in a nice quiet location within walking distance to Big 10 Indiana University stadiums and Assembly Hall, and only 1.5 miles from historic downtown Bloomington Indiana. Easily accessible and with free off-street parking, Cascades Inn is located 1/4 mile north of the main State Road 45/46 intersection with North Walnut Street/College Ave on the near north side of Bloomington, Indiana. Also, we are located off the first Bloomington exit on I-69/State Road 37 from the north (Indianapolis). The Cascades Inn has 3 event areas that will provide excellent flexibility for your party or meeting: The Sycamore Room, Maple Room, and the Courtyard Garden. The Sycamore Room is a 1,100 square foot space with floor to ceiling windows along one wall and hardwood floors. The Maple Room is 550 square feet adjoining the the Sycamore Room, perfect for a side meeting, food or display tables. The Courtyard Garden is 10,000 square feet with a central open area for functions, with walkways through garden beds of trees, bushes, grasses and flowers. A gazebo with 2 large barbecues is available for your use. Use of the Sycamore Room, Maple Room, and Courtyard Garden comes with access to the lobby lounge with comfy sofas and fireplace, library and kid's corner, restrooms and free, off-street parking. Inn staff will be on hand to direct guests to your event. Chairs, table configurations, and linens are included in the event fee. Please call with any questions. Cascades Inn has no catering requirement.